Wetlands for Water Pollution Control

Wetlands for Water Pollution Control, 2nd Edition

Wetlands for Water Pollution Control, 2nd Edition,Miklas Scholz,ISBN9780444636072
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With coverage of the fundamental science and engineering principles relevant to the drainage and treatment of both storm water and wastewater, this book presents standard and novel design recommendations for predominantly constructed wetlands and related sustainable drainage systems

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Key Features

  • Contains a broad overview of water and environmental engineering aspects relevant for the drainage and treatment of storm water and wastewater, respectively
  • Includes standard and novel design, operation, monitoring and maintenance recommendations for predominantly constructed wetlands and related sustainable drainage systems
  • Provides detailed solutions to pressing water quality challenges associated with constructed treatment wetlands, integrated constructed wetlands, sustainable flood retention basins, farm constructed wetlands and storm water ponds, and other sustainable biological filtration and treatment technologies linked to public health engineering


Wetlands for Water Pollution Control, Second Edition, covers the fundamental science and engineering principles relevant to the drainage and treatment of both storm and wastewater. Standard and novel design recommendations for predominantly constructed wetlands and related sustainable drainage systems are also provided to account for the interests of professional engineers and environmental scientists.

This revised edition deals with the design, operation, maintenance, and water quality monitoring of traditional and novel wetland systems, but also provides information on the analysis of asset performance and modeling of treatment processes, along with performances of existing infrastructures in predominantly developed, but also developing countries, and the sustainability and economic issues involved.

This new edition contains 10 new chapters, along with multidisciplinary, experimental, and modeling-orientated case study topics that include natural wetlands, constructed treatment wetlands for pollution control, sustainable drainage systems, and specific applications, such as wetlands treating hydrocarbon and ammonia, as well as ecological sanitation systems recycling treated.


Upper-level graduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers in civil and environmental engineering, environmental science, agriculture and ecological fields of sustainable water management.

Miklas Scholz

Prof. Miklas Scholz, cand ing, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford. He was previously working at The University of Edinburgh. He is the Head of the Civil Engineering Research Group in Salford. He has shown individual excellence evidenced by contributions to world-leading publications, postgraduate supervision, and research impact. His main research areas in terms of publication output are treatment wetlands, integrated constructed wetlands, sustainable flood retention basins, permeable pavement systems, decision support systems, ponds, and capillary suction time. About 45% and 40% of his research is in water resources management and wastewater treatment, respectively. The remaining 15% is in capillary processes and water treatment. He has published four books and more than 176 journal articles covering a wide area of topics. Between 2009 and 2015, he topped the publication list in terms of numbers for all members of staff at The University of Salford. Prof. Scholz’s full journal article publications in recent years are as follows: 2009 (13), 2010 (19), 2011 (13), 2012 (21), 2013 (17), and 2014 (15). He has total citations of more than 2845 (above 2122 citations since 2010), resulting in an H-Index of 28 and an i10-Index of 64. Prof. Scholz is Editor-in-Chief of 13 journals, including the Web of Science-listed journal Water (impact factor for 2014: 1.428). He has membership experience on over 35 influential editorial boards. His new guidelines on sustainable flood retention basins (SFRB) and integrated constructed wetlands (ICW) have led to the international uptake of both the novel SFRB and ICW concepts. This work has particularly benefited the British Isles, Central and Northern Europe, and has an excellent uptake potential for large regions in America, Asia and Africa.

Affiliations and Expertise

Civil Engineering Research Group, The University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK

Wetlands for Water Pollution Control, 2nd Edition

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Common Acronyms and Abbreviations

1. Water quality standards

2. Water treatment

3. Sewage treatment

4. Stream pollution and effluent standards

5. Preliminary treatment

6. Primary treatment

7. Coagulation and flocculation

8. Sludge blanket clarifiers

9. Flotation systems

10. Slow filtration

11. Rapid filtration

12. Biological treatment

13. Biological filtration

14. Rotating biological contactors

15. Activated sludge processes

16. Iron and manganese removal

17. Water softening

18. Water microbiology

19. Disinfection

20. Constructed wetlands

21. Sludge treatment and disposal

22. Wetlands treating contaminated stream water

23. Wetland systems to control roof runoff

24. Wetlands treating road runoff

25. Combined wetland and below ground detention systems

26. Modeling of constructed wetland performance

27. Infiltration wetland systems

28. Retrofitting of Sustainable Drainage Systems in the Presence of Vegetation

29. Expert Tool Based on Ecosystem Variables for Retrofitting of Wetland Systems

30. Sustainable drainage system model

31. Natural wetlands treating diffuse pollution

32. Integrated constructed wetlands for pollution control

33. Infiltration and contaminant migration beneath integrated constructed wetlands

34. Seasonal assessment of vertical-flow wetlands treating domestic wastewater

35. Recycling of domestic wastewater treated by vertical-flow wetlands for irrigation

36. Piggery wastewater treatment with integrated constructed wetlands

37. Wetland systems as part of the Sustainable Flood Retention Basin concept

38. Classification of Sustainable Flood Retention Basins



Quotes and reviews

"The book is the second edition of Wetland Systems to Control Urban Runoff written by Professor Miklas Scholz and published by Elsevier (2006). It is comprehensive, up-to-date, carefully structured and well-written. This edition attempts to cover all aspects of the designs and operations of wetland systems and is one of the most in-depth textbooks of wetland systems published so far."

--Ebrahem M. Eid, Associate Professor, Kafr El-Sheikh University

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